Facebook Designs New Inbox, Supports Persian
Let's face it: our Facebook inboxes are getting more and more clogged with not only messages from friends but also all sorts of notices and announcements from various applications installed and pages we are following as fans.
The Facebook inbox is in dire need or some sort of an organization tool. And after hearing out the cries on the tubes, Facebook is preparing to introduce a streamlined inbox, which will make it easier for users to find, read, and control their social networking messaging.
A Streamlined Inbox
The new Facebook inbox, due to be rolled out incrementally to all users over the coming weeks, adds a ‘filters' option at the top -- where users can type a keyword or a friend's name. As with the soon-to-be-obsolete inbox, the new inbox puts updates from pages users subscribed to in a separate tab under messages.
Facebook also plans to migrate messages from groups and events to the updates tab as well in the near future, in order for users to have more control over their Facebook communications.
Following the Iranian elections (and protests), Facebook has also launched a Persian translation of the social network's interface. The beta version of Facebook in Persian is available as of today to all users around the world, although Iran blocked Facebook before the elections.
To automatically access the Persian version of Facebook, users should have their browser language set to Persian. Alternatively, this version can be enabled from the language settings tab in their Facebook account settings.
After Twitter becoming over the last week one of the main ways to stay in the loop with the latest developments from Iran's elections protests, Google has also added the Persian language to its Translate tool.